A simple Oven Roasted Turkey Recipe seasoned with fresh herbs, garlic and lemon and baked till golden brown. Crispy on the outside, juicy and full of flavour throughout. This Roasted Turkey Recipe is sure to become a tradition in your house for Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the family gatherings in between!
Cuisine: 21 Day Fix, American, Christmas, Thanksgiving
Keyword: How To Roast A Turkey, Oven Roasted Turkey, Roasted Turkey, Thanksgiving Turkey, Turkey Chili
Removed fresh or thawed turkey from the plastic bag and discard giblets and neck (unless of course, you plan to cook them later)
Pat inside and outside of turkey dry with paper towels. Wash hands thoroughly before moving on.
In a small bowl add 2 tbsp salt, 1 1/2 tbsp pepper, 1 tbsp garlic powder, 1 tbsp ground sage and 1 tbsp dried thyme. Mix well. Set Aside
Place turkey in a large roasting pan on top of a wire roasting rack if you have one. If you don't it will still be ok no need to worry. Place Baste entire turkey inside and out with olive oil
Place Baste entire turkey inside and out with olive oil then gently massage entire turkey inside and out with salt and spice rub
Stuff turkey with lemons, onions, garlic and fresh thyme
Add white wine and turkey or chicken broth to the pan. Do not pour over turkey or you will wash the spice rub away.
Bake in the oven for 3 -3 1/2 hours or until the internal temperature of the chicken breast when tested with a meat thermometer reaches 170F and 180F in the inside thigh of the drumstick.
Once cooked to temperature remove from oven and tent with foil. Let rest for 15 minutes.
Once rested, carve away and serve immediately
Place a strainer over a medium saucepan and pour the pan juices from the cooked turkey into the pan through the strainer.
In a small cup add a 1/4 cup of cold water and 2 tbsp of corn starch. Mix well to ensure there are no lumps.
Add cornstarch mixture to the strained pan juices and over medium heat stir until well blended. Continue to simmer until the gravy thickens to desired consistency.
Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts are for whole roasted turkey only and do not include the addition of turkey gravy.If following the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan this recipe would count as 1 red skin removed.Tips: Dry white wine like a Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio work best for this recipe.Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Beaujolais are the perfect wine pairings for a turkey dinner!